Northern England, 1425-1475.
Old vellum lined with a thick, roughly woven canvas.
54 leaves (1 column, 31-38 lines), bound : paper ; 220 x 140 mm
Robert Whytell, 16th century; Sir Henry Ingilby, his sale (London, Sotheby's, Oct. 21, 1920, lot 47) to Quaritch; Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth; purchased at the Harmsworth sale (London, Sotheby's, Oct. 15, 1945, lot 1983) in 1945.
Ms. miscellany of prose and poetry; written in northern England, possibly in Yorkshire, in the mid 15th century.
Watermarks on fol. 4-3, 9-14, 8-15, 41-52, 53-54 relate to Briquet # 11664-11728.
This manuscript contains the earliest known version of the A text of Piers Plowman.
Textile: thick, roughly-woven canvas is carefully tacked to the inside of the vellum binding.